A little more than 5 months sober, and the changes in every aspect of my life have been just remarkable.
I am far more present and caring in my relationships. I have lost almost 50 pounds. I am effective, productive, and calm in the storm at work. I am able to see the beauty and good in people. I am, to coin a phrase, intuitively able to handle situations that used to baffle me.
Life isn’t perfect – it won’t ever be perfect – but you know what? It’s pretty darn good.
I have been in NY on business all week in a hotel in which, over the years, I’ve consumed more than a lifetime’s supply of booze for a small Russian village. I just returned to said hotel from a business dinner with lots of drinking going on around me. I’m happy to report that I haven’t had a single urge to pick up a drink. And I think that’s because my life is so much better now that, if I’m conscious at all (and I’m far more conscious these days), I never, ever want to go back to that prison I had put myself in for so many years.
Life is so much better this way. Thank you, SMART.
Peace, love and sobriety – Fresh44